WSFC #4 Recruitment
Walnut Street Fire Company #4 attended the recent Soup, Stew, Chili and Brew event in downtown Madison. We also took the time to show future generations the fire apparatus.
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) says that as of 2012:
Walnut Street Fire Company No. 4 members will be celebrating the company’s 140th anniversary on March 17, 2013! Members will celebrate with a private party following their March 21 business meeting.
– Read more about Walnut Street Fire Company History
The company produces calendars each year as a fund raiser. The calendars feature photos of local fire department activities and each day has a fire-related fact, some humorous and some serious. Get yours now for just $10 and support your local volunteer firefighters.
– Email your calendar order: firstname.lastname@example.org
The City of Madison and Walnut Street Fire Company 4 recently honored member Don McKay, Sr. for 50 years of service. Still active, although no longer as an interior firefighter, Don represents the fourth of five Schnabel/McKay generations to serve as members of the “Fours.” His great-grandfather, John Schnabel, was a charter member followed by grandfather William and two maternal uncles, Ned and Benjamin. Don’s son, Don McKay, Jr., who is also a battalion chief with the city, represents the fifth generation.
Mayor Damon Welch honored Don with a proclamation and Madison Fire Department Chief Steve Horton presented him with a plaque for years of service to the city that included the positions, at various times, of Deputy Fire Chief, City Safety Officer, Training Officer and Fire Investigator. WSFC 4 President Karl Eaglin presented Don with a desk clock and an ornamental axe that will be placed on the wall of the meeting room with axes of past honorees for his service to the company that included 13 years as captain and 5 years as lieutenant (neither consecutively), president, secretary-treasurer and trustee.
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